Rodgers Given £45m Summer Transfer Boost
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been given a transfer budget of £45 million from the club’s hierarchy ahead of this summer’s window.
Despite a poor season which has seen Liverpool eliminated from the Champions League group stages, the club are keeping faith with Rodgers, offering him a strong starting point to rebuild the first team at Anfield.
The report indicates that Rodgers will have a meeting with the club’s owners in Boston, where he will be given assurances about his future. Liverpool’s hierarchy are committed to sticking with Rodgers, as they believe he is crucial to their long-term plan for the club.
The team’s problems this term also include the impending departure of Steven Gerrard, the likely sale of Raheem Sterling, the loss in the FA Cup semi-final to Aston Villa, and the failure thus far to secure a place in the top four of the Premier League, with eight games left.
Rodgers’ transfer history since arriving at Anfield as manager has very much been hit and miss. While Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have been successes at the club, recent signings such as Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli have been notable disappointments. Meanwhile, the jury is still out on the likes of Lazar Markovic, and Simon Mignolet could be sold at the end of this season after just two years with the club.